UBA donates N5b to fight coronavirus

UBA donates N5b to fight coronavirus

Thursday, March 26, 2020 4:11 pm


Tony Elumelu

As a coalition of private sector organizations are coming with one form of intervention or the othe other, United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA), on Thursday, announced a donation of over N5 billion (USD14 million), through the UBA Foundation, to catalyse a comprehensive pan-African response to the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic.

The donation, according to a report by thenewsguru, will provide significant and much needed support to Nigeria and 19 other African countries, by supplying relief materials, critical care facilities, and financial support to Governments. The UBA support programme will be allocated as follows:

N1 billion (USD2.8 million) to Lagos State Government in Nigeria

N500 million (USD1.4 million) to Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory, Abuja

N1 billion (USD2.8 million) to the remaining 35 states in Nigeria

N1.5 billion (USD4.2 million) to UBA’s presence countries in Africa

N1 billion (USD2.8 million) for Medical Centres with equipment and supplies

Free Telemedicine call centre facility

The pan-African bank will, as report has it, fund a medical centre immediately in Lagos, Nigeria, with beds for isolation and ICU facilities, managed and operated in partnership with Heirs Holdings’ healthcare subsidiary, Avon Medical Hospital.

In addition, UBA is providing a free telemedicine platform, that is physician-led, to provide direct access to medical advice to citizens, in compliance with social distancing requirements.

UBA Group Chairman Tony O. Elumelu, stated ‘This is a time when we must all play our part. This global pandemic must bring citizens, governments and business leaders together – and quickly. As we see a rapidly increasing number of cases of the coronavirus in Nigeria and Africa, the private sector has to work hand in hand with various Governments, in stemming the spread of the global pandemic.

Continue reading from the source: thenewsguru

 

 

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